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Time to play follow my leader but are the leaders up for it?
Nov 22, 2005
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Spectrum management reform has been placed centre stage in recent weeks but certain unnatural bedfellows will need to start cosying up together if the debate is to move to the next level. Read more...

The digital dividend: the battle begins
Nov 18, 2005
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The UK regulator, Ofcom, has begun the process of deciding how to allocate the spectrum released by analogue TV switch off. Read more...

How to bridge the digital divide: harmonisation or increasing competition?
Nov 17, 2005
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The debate over the licensing of GSM and WiMAX technologies has been taken a new turn this week at the World Summit on the Information Society in Tunis. Read more...

RSA: protection racket or greater protection
Nov 16, 2005
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Fears that Recognised Spectrum Access (RSA) will eventually be applied with a broad brush to a wide cross section of services by the UK communications regulator is causing unease in certain sectors. Read more...

Broadcast spectrum: a radical view from across the pond
Nov 11, 2005
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How to handle the unused broadcast spectrum is a puzzle being pieced together by policy makers around the world but is it time to stop paying lip service to the incumbents and impose some radical changes? Read more...

UK deregulates wireless electronic tags
Nov 09, 2005
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The UK regulator Ofcom has announced that Radio Frequency Identificationdevices operating in the 865-868 MHz range will be exempt from licensing. Read more...

Move over soldier?
Nov 01, 2005
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The European Commission’s search for unifying general principles to cover the wireless sector has thrown up some familiar questions particularly the use of spectrum by the military. Read more...

You can share and have exclusive rights says US spectrum guru
Nov 01, 2005
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Wireless investments depend on guaranteed access to spectrum, argues Professor Tom Hazlett, but that’s not the same as exclusive use. Read more...

Breakthough agreement in Portugal
Oct 28, 2005
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After a vigorous discussion Europe’s regulators have agreed a policy framework for the introduction of Ultra Wide Band services. Read more...

Ofcom licence terms inadequate says Australian expert
Oct 25, 2005
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Ofcom’s proposals to auction the 412 to 414 MHz and 422 to 424 MHz bands have raised a concern about managing potential interference Read more...